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Tire thoughts for my 95 Bronco XLT

I'm kind of an Old school guy, and have always ran Bias ply Mud &Snow tires. I like a Tall narrow tire Like a N-78 15= 9.50" x 31.5 " tall or a P-78 = 10.5" x 33.5 to 34" tall. So I've been kind of searching the web and found the the P in a Buckshot Mudder. I know Buckshots have been around for years, I've just never had any of them and would like to know your all's thoughts.

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Seriously though-what are you using you rig for and what is the loaded weight?


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I ran maxxis tires on my race quad for years and whole heartedly support them, but I've never cared for the buckshot because of its complete lack of sidewall tread. That being said the P looks a little more aggresive

33x10.50's are tall and narrow, and a little more common as a second option
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Seriously though-what are you using you rig for and what is the loaded weight?


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Well Mostly it will be used for Hunting, Camping, off roading, and very little street use. it's a Stock 95 Bronco XLT 5.8 automatic. I'm planning on re-gearing it from 3.50's to 4.11's, with a locker in the rear. Here in East Tenn., we have all kinds of Terrain with all kinds of rock, sand, and the dreadful sticky Clay mud. So a very Aggressive tread is a Must for me. I already have a basic daily driver 4x4 for snowy roads, and bad weather.

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If it sits for long periods of time I would go raidial, bias gets flat spots in them after time. Flat enough that it is noticeable on a farm tractor and needs to be moved around periodically to prevent it from occurring.
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I ran maxxis tires on my race quad for years and whole heartedly support them, but I've never cared for the buckshot because of its complete lack of sidewall tread. That being said the P looks a little more aggresive

33x10.50's are tall and narrow, and a little more common as a second option
I ran P-78 x 15's on my 84 F-150, for years until Regal tire company either quit making them or went out of business. I ran a P-78x 15 "Trak-N-Blazer, it had huge lugs and would go any where!! Now I can't find the P in 15", there all 16". I really don't want to get into a lift system for this truck, so I can run the Bigger & wider tires. I also kind of like the Stock chrome wheels that are on it. If I have to lift the truck I will but no more than 4". I've been down the road of the 6-8" lifts, never again. I would swap it over to a ridged front axle first. and that opens a whole other can of worms!!

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If it sits for long periods of time I would go raidial, bias gets flat spots in them after time. Flat enough that it is noticeable on a farm tractor and needs to be moved around periodically to prevent it from occurring.
Yes they do, and try a set of 40" Ground Hawg's down the road after sitting for a couple of months. We just about couldn't stay in the seat!! In 79 F-150, Jeez I never will forget that!! HAHAHA!!

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My guess is they will be very noisy. I like old school too but not when it comes to tires. I try to go with the newest tire technology and tread patterns when I buy new tires. MTRs, Duratracs and KO2s for me!
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I'm kind of an Old school guy, and have always ran Bias ply Mud &Snow tires. I like a Tall narrow tire Like a N-78 15= 9.50" x 31.5 " tall or a P-78 = 10.5" x 33.5 to 34" tall. So I've been kind of searching the web and found the the P in a Buckshot Mudder. I know Buckshots have been around for years, I've just never had any of them and would like to know your all's thoughts.
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Yo Floyd.
Try and post here again. Sent you a PM.
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I through research and banging I got my head against the truck a kazillion times think I settled on the radial SST MT, the IROK is my other consideration. It's nasty, big, and road friendly, what else can you ask for other than cheaper which for good tires ain't gonna happen.
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445 FE: irok non directionals are the bees knees. I've got a set of 37-12.50-16 10 plys and they go anywhere and are fairly quiet.

OP: have you searched for Q78s? Swamper still makes some. for old school, you can't beat co-op grip spurs. Bias ply, narrow, and aggressive as hell. Will get out of anything. I have an old set on my 78 f150. I believe mine are a 29-7.50-15 but not sure on diameter. Straight pizza cutters lol. Gateway tire out of Louisiana is now producing them again, in the old sizes even.

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Self cleaning lugs are a mist for clay and gumbo.
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I should add that the tread depth on the co-ops has been described as "the grand canyon". Very deep and yes, self cleaning. Worst " self cleaning" tire I've had was the bfg AT... I hated those ballons
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Tire pron !


If I had an offroad only/ranch vehicle, I would hesitate to use bias ply tires.

Much thicker sidewall and comes in wider-yet-not-necessarily-taller tire.
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Yo Floyd and the gang, jump back on the train to the Noobie section because Floyd doesn't have the required post count to enter a reply in this section as determined by programming metrics. Thanks to Floyd for understanding!

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apologies Floyd. not sure why you couldn't post in the existing thread in the other area but I was under the impression that it wouldn't be a problem.

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Thanks miesk5, I could understand why, but now I do. Thanks for moving it back. I've been looking at a few other tires, but for my budget, and for what I plan on using the Bronco for. I think this will be the tire for it. Maybe later I will put some kind of lift under it, and Lager Tires. Now if it was my Daily Driver, I would be having second thoughts, and would go for a Radial tire. It's going to be my hunting, Camping, Having Fun truck. We have some Serious 4 Wheeling in the area, with in 50 miles in any direction from my house. Most of it is Mountainous Terrain, so we'll see what happens in the long run.
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